Is Global Warming Unstoppable and Unavoidable? It seems so. We know it will be interspersed with periods of global cooling, that climate change is here to stay and that we will never be rid of it.
What forms does climate change take? We can see local shifts in locations of warm and cool air masses, moisture distribution and wind patterns. A locale not only sees trends, temporary or permanent, in these averages but also changes in the statistical variations (and their seasonal timings) of these things.
One simplified example is, you may see an earlier spring start to your growing season year after year, and a similar trend towards earlier first frosts, resulting in no net change in your annual average temperature nor the overall length of your growing season.
In this case you would see change with no net global warming trend. Yet if I were to visit you every year, only in the springtime, I might be inclined to label global warming unstoppable and unavoidable based on my observations.
Get it? I looked at one part of the overall trend and drew my own incorrect conclusion. It happens all the time. You can look beyond climate science to other fields such as politics for many other examples.
The main list or things that alter our climate includes variations in solar energy, volcanic emissions to the atmosphere, the circulation in the ocean waters, and the greatest amount of attention goes to changes in the atmospheric composition attributed to human activity, said to render global warming unstoppable and unavoidable.
The consensus expressed by the majority of scientists in the world is
that the average temperature of our atmosphere as a whole has been
increasing. They also appear to almost unanimously agree that human
activity is the largest single contributor to global warming. Two forms
of activity top their lists: deforestation, and carbon emissions, as
well as carbon equivalents. The majority of the temperature increase
took place between 1978 and 2001 with observations maintaining those
gains at a roughly steady level since then. In light of these points,
alarmist groups would simply say global warming is completely unstoppable and
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One to note, Fred
Singer, helped lead an expedition of scientists who held a differing
view. With his book, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 years and his contributions to The Great Global Warming Swindle,
Singer brought other important facts to the public eye.
The book holds that natural forces drive a one-and-a-half-millennium cycle that at least complements, and maybe overpowers, any trend attributable to recent anthropogenic emissions. Researchers Hans Oeschger, Claude Lorius and Willi Dansgaard, discovered this pattern while examining the Antarctic and Greenland ice cores.
Fred Singer as also put forth that global warming has the potential to create more good than harm. Also that the atmosphere is far too complicated for us to make straightforward predictions of warming trends, even with those already observed taken into consideration. His arguments also make global warming unstoppable and unavoidable, but not worth worrying about.
like Climategate, the unintentional release of climate change related
correspondence from a UK university data storage system, further
complicate the matter. After this occurrence, Singer delivered
scathing, if confusing, criticisms of the methodologies and conclusions
used by other climate change scientists, with mixed reactions. It
further establishes that the complexities surrounding the issue make
detailed conclusions impracticable at this point.
So, is global warming unstoppable and unavoidable? Undoubtedly. Are we to make changes to our policies? It depends on whom you talk to.
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